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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS: COFFEE TALK SERIES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AT SAINT FRANK COFFEE
posted on April 22nd 2014 at 16:50 by

In the two weeks following the world’s largest specialty coffee event of the year, the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Exposition which takes place in Seattle, WA, Ritual Roasters and Saint Frank Coffee have invited various producers, importers and exporters of Latin American coffee to speak as a part of a unique three-part lecture series in San Francisco. The talks will be dedicated to exploring the challenges of and future plans for producing specialty coffee and bringing it to the marketplace.  

 

Admittance is free and attendees will enjoy complimentary local craft beer from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers and Trumer Brewery as well as coffee cocktails created specially for each event courtesy of Blind Tiger Cocktail Co.

 

Part One:

he Micro-Mill Industry in Costa Rica: A Positive Impact

Tuesday, April 29th from 7-9 pm

Saint Frank Coffee, 2340 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

 

Representatives from Exclusive Coffees

 

Costa Rica's overall coffee production continues to decrease; yet for select professional coffee producers, there are tremendous opportunities in the specialty market. We'll hear from Juan Ramon, the Owner of Exclusive Coffees and 2011 Cup of Excellence #1 Producer of Brumas del Zurqui.

 

Additionally, producers and micro-milling partners from Helsar de Zarcero, Ricardo Perez and Marvin Rodriguez, will elaborate on their experiences as some of the top producers of high quality organic coffees, who also support their communities by milling coffees for dozens of nearby small producers.

 

Herberth Naranjo, who supplies coffee to several respected roasters including Stumptown, Tonx, and Phil & Sebastian, will discuss the challenges of cultivating coffee at 1900 meters in Tarrazú.

 

Finally, Francisco Mena, Managing Director of Exclusive Coffees, will tackle the overall changes facing the coffee industry in Costa Rica, as well as provide insight about Ritual’s ongoing projects there. 

 

Part Two:

Update in South America

Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm

Saint Frank Coffee, 2340 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

 

Representatives from Caravela, the importing division of Virmax Cafe

 

Badi Bradley, Grant Tennille, and Fred Lullfitz of Caravela will talk about Virmax's ongoing projects in South and Central America, focusing on Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. 

 

 

Part Three:

The Future of Coffee In El Salvador

Tuesday, May 6th from 7-9 pm

Saint Frank Coffee, 2340 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

 

Michael Kaiser from Cuatro M and Beneficio El Manzano

 

With the grim reality that El Salvador just concluded their worst coffee harvest since the 1930s, Michael Kaiser will talk about the continuing challenges of coffee producers in El Salvador, both internal and external. 

NEW ART BY ZOE DERING FRIDAY APRIL18TH
posted on April 15th 2014 at 15:04 by
Ritual is proud to present an installation by artist Zoe Dering. In response to recent happenings in the lives of her community, her peers, as well as her own, Dering has erected an city of paper. A place where the views are grand, everyone is happy, and the bounty is plentiful.
 
Join us on Friday, April 18th from 6-9pm for the artist reception. Free beverages, as always!
CURRENTLY SEEKING BARISTA FOR NAPA LOCATION
posted on March 27th 2014 at 16:11 by

Who we are:
Started in 2005, Ritual Coffee Roasters has four Bay Area retail locations, a roastery in SOMA, and a lengthy history of great coffee and great people.  We continue to develop a culture of passionate coffee professionals who have a blast preparing, serving, and learning about some of the best coffee in the world.  We source our beans from producers we know personally.  Then we roast them in an aggressively light way.  Lastly, we prepare our coffee with down-to-the-second precision.  Our goal is to make the best cup of coffee anywhere and we’re hiring people who are also interested in that idea.

What’s in it for you?
Working at Ritual means working in a fun environment with people who share your same passion about coffee.  We’re interested in developing a complete barista - someone who not only prepares excellent coffee, but also gives superlative customer service and fosters a positive work environment for others.  You’ll receive thorough training and the opportunity to contribute immediately.  You’ll start at $12 an hour plus tips.  We also offer health and dental insurance, sick pay, and vacation pay, following a provisional period and 90 days employment

Our ideal candidate:
You don’t need to be World Barista Champion to get a job with us, but you must love coffee.  You also need to love giving great service - that means a lot of smiling, saying thank you, and focusing on the whole customer experience.  Employees that succeed at Ritual work well in a team environment and are able to juggle multiple tasks with grace and a positive attitude.  Be prepared to work hard with passionate people in a rewarding environment.  It’s what has worked for us for 8 years.

Still Interested?
Email a resume and cover letter to our Napa Coffee Bar Manager levi@ritualroasters.com.  Tell us who you are, how you could contribute, and your idea of great customer service.  Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered, and that’s the truth.

NEW ART FROM PHOTOGRAPHER ARTHUR ALVAREZ
posted on March 27th 2014 at 11:29 by

Changes in a place are as constant as those in our lives. There is something electric in

the city right now: something strongly alluring and curiously driving. While we change our

own space over the next few months, we will explore what place is and how change can

affect a place.

 

To begin the journey, we have invited photographer, Arthur Alvarez to share what he calls

Nightscapes. Landscapes taken after the sun has fallen and the moon is high. Engulfed in

the dim glow of twilight, he explores urban areas from San Francisco to Japan.

 

His images present cities as stories that tell the tale of it's inhabitants. From the constant

stream of human traffic whizzing across Japan's bright crosswalks, to the the quiet

illumination of christmas lights hanging from buildings far from San Francisco's center.

Always curious, and never without film or flashlight. Alvarez scours cities for vantage

points from high above, to offer us new perspectives of the world below.

 

Join us from 6­9pm on Friday, March 28th to warmly welcome Arthur’s work. And if you

can’t make the opening, come into the cafe to grab a cup and check out the work in the

next few weeks. To match the pace of this place, we will rotate the shows every couple of

weeks, so stay tuned!

REMODEL NEWS!
posted on March 21st 2014 at 19:16 by

Dear friends,

It was ten years ago that we turned 1026 Valencia Street into the Ritual that you know and love. Thanks to the thousands of trips you loyal customers have made to get your morning coffee or settled into one of our comfy couches to cruise OKCupid, Ritual needs a little sprucing up.  OK, more than a little.  A lot, actually.  In the coming weeks you'll see the back of the cafe tucked behind a wall.  The coffee bar will remain open.  The friendly baristas who know your name and your drink are already getting it started for you.
 
If you have questions or concerns or brilliant ideas for us, I'd love to hear it. And don't worry, the coffee will still be the best.
 
xoxo
Eileen
 
eileen@ritualroasters.com
 
P.S. Here's a picture of me serving our very first customer, 7 am May 12th, 2005.
 
 
CURRENTLY SEEKING AWESOME ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR/ BOOKKEEPER
posted on March 3rd 2014 at 11:00 by

OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION

Ritual Coffee Roasters is a San Francisco-based coffee roasting company with four retail coffee

bars. Ritual is known for outstanding quality at all levels. The mission of Ritual Coffee Roasters

is to be a destination for people who love coffee while building a sustainable business and

investing in the communities that support us, both locally and globally. Ritual is a growing,

high-energy, fast-paced collaborative work environment where communication, self-direction,

creativity, fun, and the willingness to pitch in wherever needed are highly valued.

Since 2005, Ritual has been growing and expanding. We are looking for an organized and

enthusiastic Administrative Coordinator to help ensure that our infrastructure is prepared for our

continued growth. We are also looking forward to having the Administrative Coordinator handle

administrative tasks to enable the owner/ founder to focus on the larger vision for the company.

For more information on Ritual, please visit www.ritualroasters.com.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Ritual is seeking a qualified Administrative Coordinator to join our roastery team and help us

maintain and improve our infrastructure. In this role, the Administrative Coordinator will be

responsible for administrative tasks associated with operations of the business as a whole. The

Administrative Coordinator will report to the owner/founder and work closely with the Roastery

team.

 

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

· The Administrative Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day bookkeeping, payables, and

office management.

· The Admin will also be responsible for human resources, insurance, and benefits.

Responsibilities include:

· Day-to-day administrative functions of the business at large, including processing of employee

paperwork, insurance, payroll, answering the phone, and any other issues of the business.

· Overseeing accounts payables and maintaining strong vendor relations. Assist co-workers with

transactions such as purchase orders in QuickBooks.

· Banking and Cash Management: Coordinate and resolve any banking issues and balance statements on a

monthly basis, including company expense reports.

· Coordinates with wholesale dept. on AR, bookkeeper, owner on day-to-day GL, and payables checks.

· Cross-training with the rest of the wholesale team means ability to take orders, answer customer

questions, process payments, create deposits, communicate with Roasting and Production departments.

· Cross-training with Production means ability to help Production pack orders, create shipping labels,

track packages.

· Human Resources: Process all necessary documentation for new employees and retiring employees.

Maintain HR files and contacts with benefits providers.

· Insurance. Coordinate and prepare annual insurance programs, coordinate with brokers, manage

programs including health insurance, business insurance, workers comp, liability and auto insurance.

· Management of company credit cards, phones, office supplies, vehicle fleet, and office management.

· Maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal compliance including health department, State

Board of Equalization, EDD etc.

· Working hand in hand with the owner to help move the business forward in its strategic plan.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

• Administrative experience as an office manager/administrative manager

• Fluency in QuickBooks Pro is essential, Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Strong written and verbal communications skills

• Ability to work in an independent, self-directed environment while at the same time demonstrating

a willingness to take strategic direction and work as part of a team

• Detail oriented

• A passion for small business and quality products

• A high degree of ethics and obsession with customer service and satisfaction

• Interested in participating in coffee education, coffee tastings

• Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and In Design a plus

• A Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience.

 

 

LOCATION

The position is based in San Francisco.

 

 

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Ritual also offers a benefits package including medical

insurance, dental insurance, commuter benefits, and sick pay after 3 months.

 

 

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications and a resume to

job@ritualroasters.com. Please no phone calls.

 

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